ACT Average Composite Scores by State

1998 ACT-Tested Graduates


Total Core Course Completers Non-Core Course Completers No Course Data
State % of Graduates Tested* Average Composite Score % of Total Tested* Average Composite Score % of Total Tested* Average Composite Score % of Total Tested* Average Composite Score
Alabama 64 20.1 65 21.4 33 17.7 2 19.0
Alaska 37 21.3 43 24.0 25 20.9 32 18.0
Arizona 29 21.4 70 22.1 27 19.7 3 20.4
Arkansas 68 20.4 75 21.1 20 18.0 5 18.8
California 12 21.2 65 22.0 31 19.3 4 21.1
Colorado 63 21.6 58 22.7 39 19.9 3 21.0
Connecticut 3 21.8 40 22.4 41 21.3 20 21.5
Delaware 4 21.3 67 22.2 31 19.2 2 22.2
Washington DC 10 17.6 66 17.7 28 17.0 7 19.8
Florida 39 20.8 71 21.7 24 18.2 5 19.9
Georgia 16 20.2 76 20.9 19 17.7 5 19.6
Hawaii 18 21.6 68 22.4 26 19.9 6 20.9
Idaho 63 21.5 50 22.8 47 20.1 3 21.3
Illinois 69 21.4 52 22.9 46 19.7 2 20.4
Indiana 20 21.4 60 22.6 35 19.4 5 21.6
Iowa 65 22.1 68 23.2 31 20.0 2 21.1
Kansas 74 21.7 55 23.2 43 19.8 2 21.3
Kentucky 67 20.2 43 21.1 55 19.6 2 19.5
Louisiana 76 19.5 69 20.5 28 17.0 3 19.7
Maine 4 22.0 38 22.7 51 21.6 11 20.7
Maryland 10 20.9 71 21.3 24 19.6 5 20.5
Massachusetts 5 21.6 45 21.9 41 21.3 13 21.3
Michigan 68 21.3 58 22.5 40 19.6 2 19.9
Minnesota 63 22.2 71 22.8 26 20.4 3 21.9
Mississippi 81 18.7 62 19.9 36 16.7 2 17.9
Missouri 66 21.5 61 22.8 36 19.5 3 21.0
Montana 56 21.9 58 23.2 40 20.1 2 20.6
Nebraska 71 21.8 67 22.8 32 19.8 2 20.3
Nevada 43 21.4 64 22.2 33 19.7 3 21.2
New Hampshire 4 22.5 51 23.1 34 21.9 15 21.7
New Jersey 4 20.7 36 21.4 57 20.4 7 20.5
New Mexico 65 20.1 53 21.4 44 18.7 3 18.9
New York 15 22.0 64 23.3 29 19.4 7 21.2
North Carolina 12 19.4 65 20.3 31 17.5 4 18.3
North Dakota 78 21.4 64 22.7 34 19.1 3 19.8
Ohio 60 21.4 63 22.6 35 19.4 2 20.8
Oklahoma 69 20.5 53 21.9 44 19.0 4 19.4
Oregon 12 22.7 60 23.8 37 21.0 3 21.4
Pennsylvania 7 21.4 68 22.2 27 19.8 5 19.2
Rhode Island 2 22.2 45 22.5 47 21.9 8 21.5
South Carolina 14 19.0 70 19.8 26 16.9 5 18.8
South Dakota 70 21.4 65 22.2 33 19.7 2 19.8
Tennessee 77 19.8 63 20.9 35 18.0 2 18.4
Texas 32 20.3 69 21.2 28 18.0 3 19.3
Utah 68 21.6 45 22.6 53 20.8 2 20.8
Vermont 7 22.0 44 22.7 47 21.3 9 21.6
Virginia 6 20.7 66 21.4 26 19.0 7 19.9
Washington 18 22.6 57 23.4 41 21.4 2 21.7
West Virginia 60 20.1 45 21.2 53 19.2 2 18.8
Wisconsin 66 22.3 62 23.1 36 21.0 2 21.7
Wyoming 65 21.4 55 22.6 43 20.0 2 20.5
National 37 21.0 61 22.1 36 19.3 3 20.3

* Totals for state and national graduating seniors were obtained from Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity 1996-2012, Copyright © by Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, February, 1998.

1998 ACT Composite Averages by State, © 1998 by ACT, Inc.

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